Secret Ingredient Shrimp Cocktail (Ceviche de Camaron) is made by marinating cooked shrimp in citrus juices and adding onion, jalapenos, ketchup and a few other ingredients. The secret ingredient in this shrimp cocktail is using orange & lime juices which results in the best shrimp cocktail - anywhere. Enjoy! Simply Sated
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Secret Ingredient Shrimp Cocktail (Ceviche de Camaron)

Secret Ingredient Shrimp Cocktail (Ceviche de Camaron) is made by marinating cooked shrimp in citrus juice and adding onion, jalapenos, ketchup and a few other ingredients. The secret ingredient in this shrimp cocktail is using orange & lime juices which results in the best shrimp cocktail - anywhere. Enjoy!
Course Appetizer, Salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cocktail size 41/50, peeled & deveined, cooked shrimp (ice-cold)
  • 2½-3 cups freshly squeezed orange juice approximately 10 oranges
  • Juice of 6 limes
  • ½ large red onion very thinly sliced or minced
  • 2 jalapenos seeds & veins removed, minced
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley leaves
  • Optional Ingredients:
  • 3 avocadoes peeled & chopped
  • 2 fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cucumber peeled & diced
  • Hot sauce
  • For serving:
  • Saltines tortilla chips, crackers or tostadas…and thinly sliced lime for garnish.

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the shrimp and orange juice.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine lime juice, onions and jalapenos.
  3. In another medium bowl, combine ketchup, mustard, cilantro and stir gently until combined. Season to taste with kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Set all aside for 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes, add all ingredients to the shrimp/orange juice mixture and stir gently.
  6. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  7. This will keep up to 24 hours, but is best eaten within the first hour after combining all ingredients.
  8. *Note: This shrimp cocktail is best served within an hour of preparing. It is still tasty even the next day, but the texture of the shrimp will begin to change and will begin break down.
  9. Enjoy!